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|Asunto:||[GAP] Peace Camp "Peace for Palestine and Israel"|
|Fecha:||Jueves, 8 de Agosto, 2002 17:17:06 (+0000)|
|Autor:||Andres Angel <andangel @.......com>
>From: Institut für Globale Friedensarbeit <IGF@...>
>Subject: Peace Camp "Peace for Palestine and Israel"
>Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 15:19:44 +0200
>Dear friends and peace workers,
>The Peacecamp is approaching. Every day we face a new and challenging
>situation in preparing it properly.
>If I open up to the fact that there are wars waging in the world, tortures
>and mutilations occurring daily in many places; If I also take in the
>natural catastrophes increasing rapidly these days and daily kill humans
>then I face a question again and anew: Is there a peace power?
>In not having an answer to that we can only pull back. The more these
>happen in the world, the more we need to find a creative answer.
>Nature has an overwhelming power. We don't have to discuss that with
>anybody. The question that remains is whether we succeed in becoming allies
>with this powerful force of life again or we keep fighting against it. It
>the task to protect, to wake up and to build up the powers of life that
>overcome the powers of destruction. This is done not by fighting them but
>understanding them deeply and thus learning to transform them. Over and
>again the question is: What is stronger, our will to create peace or our
>powerless anger? This will be our mutual research issue.
>The answer to violence can not only be the ability to keep calm and silent,
>it must wake the creative potential hidden within us.
>The peacework has already begun with the preparations of the camp. Many
>come to Tamera for the first time. A professional preparation, as we do for
>other camps, is hardly possible in this case.
>Amelie Weimar maintains a daily contact with the embassies to enable the
>Palestinians from the Occupied Territories to leave the country.
>We still do not know if the Palestinian participants of the Occupied
>Territories will be able to come The next barrier to overcome is the
>to Jordan. As we have heard from many sides now - even from German
>Jordan has virtually closed its borders entirely to Palestinians. Only a
>people per day are allowed to pass, hundreds are waiting in the sun without
>shelter to cross the border. We are in contact with the Peres Center,
>helping to get a special military travel permission for the Palestinian
>delegation to travel to Jordan at the right time in order to reach their
>aeroplane to Portugal. The Peres Center is the best help we could wish for.
>In the end it will depend on the current situation. Will there be curfew or
>not? Will the Palestinian delegation be able to travel or not? We hope very
>much to succeed and keep on working on that with all our commitment. For we
>know that their participation is essential for a strong and successful
>Peacecamp. At the moment our chances look very good considering the
>complications to be faced.
>In this case our professionalism will be measured by its degree of
>We ask already now for a good success. That we find the calmness of
>perception for each other. May our mutual time in Tamera lead to a deepened
>knowledge of peace in us and may it have political and personal
>which will have a healing effect on us and the generations to come.
>The financial situation for the camp budget is good overall due to the
>strong private support that we received from our friends and colleagues.
>Unfortunately though we have to tell you that one of our sponsors, who had
>offered us to cover the costs of six flights, withdrew his offer again on
>very short notice. We are in a situation where we were able to cover over
>twenty flights ourselves due to the mentioned support. All food and
>accommodation is covered by Tamera anyway.
>But still we have more applications of potential participants than we can
>cover. Especially because all the planning was too short notice to raise
>much public money. We had some success with a British Fund though.
>If any of you still know someone who is willing to give financial support,
>we could enable these people to come.
>We still look for the travel costs for:
>1 Palestinian from Ireland
>1 young Palestinian from Beit Jala who is politically very active since his
>1 Israeli woman from a spiritual community at the Dead sea
>2 young Palestinian dancers from the Mount of Olives (The idea was to bring
>a whole dance group of 10 young people, now we would like to at least be
>able to invite two of them!)
>1 young female peace activist from Gush Shalom
>2 young Arab Israelis who strongly confront the fundamentalist tendency of
>their own people
>1 young Palestinian woman from Austria (daughter of a Palestinian in exile)
>We ask for your strong support yet another time.
>May the seeds for a global peace sprout ever stronger.
>Money transfers with the heading "Israel/Palestine" please to:
>Caixa Credito Agricola S. Teotonio
>7630 Odemira/ Portugal
>Account number: 40143446353
>NIB: 00456332 40143446353 40
>Please write and send cheques to:
>IGF-Tamera, Monte do Cerro, P-7630 Colos, Portugal
>FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
>VISION OF PEACE AND CURRENT STATE OF THE PALESTINE-ISRAEL PROJECT
>PEACE FOR PALESTINE -THE PLAN OF THE PEACE VILLAGES.
>FREE DOWNLOAD BROCHURE "PEACE IN PALESTINE AND ISRAEL"
>ISRAEL / PALESTINE - PEACE CONFERENCE MAY 2002: A TRAVEL ACCOUNT
>"Die Überlebenskraft der Liebe" - "The power for survival of love"
>Summer-University, August 5 to 14
>IGF - Institut für Globale Friedensarbeit (Institute for Global Peace
>Work), Monte do Cerro, P-7630 Colos, www.tamera.org
>igf@..., Tel283 51-283 635 3-06, Fax: -74
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